On April 24, 2015, 200 guests gathered in the Stone Barns Hayloft for an evening lecture by Dr. Temple Grandin, a highly regarded author, professor of animal science, and pioneer of improving the handling and welfare of farm animals in the United States.
Listen to Dr. Grandin speak about understanding how animals think and feel, here:
Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is a respected designer of cattle handling facilities; half the cattle raised in the U.S. today are handled in equipment she designed. Dr. Grandin has also developed animal welfare auditing programs for McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, Chipotle, Whole Foods Market and other companies. She is the author of over ten books on both animal behavior and autism. Her books Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human were both New York Times bestsellers. She was also the subject of a 2010 HBO movie about her life, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin has appeared on national TV programs such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live and 60 Minutes, and has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and Time magazine.